After ten years of monitoring your home, your smoke alarm starts to lose its reliability. Smoke alarms over 10 years old need replacing with a photoelectric smoke alarm. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your alarm, it’s a good idea to do it now. Fortunately, smoke alarms now have the date and alarm type on the back, so you’ll be able to check exactly when your new alarm needs replacing.
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We wish to advise that a " Local Fire Ban " will be in place for the Scenic Rim Regional Council area for all of Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday the 30th September.
All Fire Permits are cancelled and not even small fires under two metres are allowed.
Please don't breach these bans as heavy penalties apply.
These bans are necessary due to the predictive fire conditions which are amongst the worse for September on record.
Thank you for understanding.
We wish to advise that a " Local Fire Ban " will be in place for the Scenic Rim Regional Council area for all of Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday the 30th September. All Fire Permits are cancelled and not even small fires under two metres are allowed. Please don't breach these bans as heavy penalties apply. These bans are necessary due to the predictive fire conditions which are amongst the worse for September on record. Thank you for understanding. ...
**This warning is no longer current. Please refer to our Facebook page for updated information.**
STAY INFORMED: Cedar Creek (near Tamborine) bushfire as at 3.05pm Wed 6 Sept
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cedar Creek.
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
Currently as at 3.05pm, Wednesday 6 September, a bushfire is travelling north from Jourdana Drive to Rowe Lane.
Firefighters are constructing fire breaks and waterbombing operations are underway to contain the blaze.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Soaring temperatures and dry conditions put firefighters on alert.
Firefighters are on high alert as parts of southern Queensland brace for abnormally warm temperatures and dry conditions in the coming days.
We urge residents across the south-east and south-west areas of the state to be vigilant, with very high fire danger levels expected as a result of predicted weather conditions.
Our firefighters are prepared and ready, but we also need the community to take extra care and be alert in coming days as warm temperatures combined with low humidity create dangerous fire conditions.
There is a lot of vegetation out there, particularly in those areas affected by ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
On top of this, recent severe frosts, particularly in the Scenic Rim, have dried out grasslands significantly.
Under these conditions, unattended or mismanaged fires may create sparks and cause fires to spread quickly, so we are asking people to be on the lookout and report any vegetation fires to Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Any landowner planning to light fires to reduce fuel on their property must first contact their local Fire Warden to obtain a permit.
Under heightened fire conditions, it only takes one unauthorised burn to get out of hand to threaten lives and properties.
The Permit to Light Fire system is in place to ensure it is conducted in the right conditions, while permit holders must also notify their neighbours and the First Officer of their local Rural Fire Service brigade before lighting a fire.
Tough penalties apply for people who light fires without a permit. Anyone ignoring correct procedures is endangering them selves, their neighbours and properties.
With the potential for increased fire activity, it is crucial residents prepare their homes and properties now.
If you haven't already you are urged to finalise your preparations and visit the Rural Fire Service website to download a Bushfire Survival Plan so that no-one is caught off guard.
For more information on bushfire season preparation, local fire wardens or Bushfire Survival Plans, visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au...